North Shore Times : November 4th 2010
9 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS IMPOR TANT NOTICE for residents ser ved by Auckland City, North Shore, Waitakere or Middlemore Hospitals RADIOGRAPHERS' STRIKE • Radiographers (who take x-rays and scans) are taking industrial action • During this time, x-rays will only be taken for life/limb threatening conditions • Some elective surgeries will be rescheduled, and some clinical services will be restricted. Affected patients will be communicated with directly. Important advice: • If your condition is not life/limb threatening but requires medical attention: • Contact your local doctor or Accident and Medical Centre • Freephone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for health advice • In a life threatening situation ALWAYS call 111 Your local District Health Boards apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 7am Tuesday 9 November to 7am Thursday 11 November DHB RAD 01 If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster ca the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. are, Some memories never fade. CONFIDENTIAL LISTENING & ASSISTANCE SERVICE An independent agency supported by the Department of Internal Affairs AFF10067 nity Don't let hearing loss tone you down. SAVE BIG $$$ on Hearing Aids* CALL 524 5736 or visit www.appliedhearing.co.nz AHSSB144MNST FREE hearing test for 50+ FREE professional follow-up for 1 year MINIMUM 60 day trial INSTANT fitting options * Budget aids start from under $1000. If buying 2 digital aids, our second aid at half-price offer can easily save you $1000 or more! Conditions apply. BYRON CHAMBERS 2 BYRON AVENUE TAKAPUNA SHORECARE MEDICAL CENTRE, RED BEACH SHOPPING CENTRE # Alternative fundraiser for Child Cancer Foundation The Child Cancer Foundation s funrazor month is back with a new edge to include people who don t want to shave their heads. Registrations have opened for both Shave your Lid for a Brave Kid and also the new Hair for a Cause promotion. The new promotion makes a $5 donation to gift a Bead of Courage to a child, when having your hair cut at your local salon. Participating Hair for a Cause New Zealand Hairdressing Associ- ation salons and details for shav- ing your head are listed at www.funrazor.org.nz. Riding high: North Shore Riding for the Disabled volunteers Andrea Elmer and Paul Conniford with Wairau Valley Special School student Chelsea Truong, 13, who is one of many to benefit from therapeutic rides. Photo: BEN WATSON Grant helps riding for disabled group By MICHELLE ROBINSON A $10,000 community grant is going a long way for North Shore Riding for the Disabled. The Silverdale-based organisation received a SkyCity Community Trust grant which will go towards extending the all-weather barn used for tethering its nine horses. The organisation caters for about 90 riders with disabilities, including Wai- rau Valley Special School pupils. Student Chelsea Truong, 13, is among those who benefit greatly from the sessions. She has a condition which makes it hard for her to control her movements, paediatric physiotherapist Patricia Weiss says. When she came here she could hardly sit up, so this is good for her trunk stability and hips. The horses movements closely resemble the hip movements that a person makes when they are walking, so it s very stimulating for people who cannot stand on their own, Ms Weiss says. Bonding with the animals is also therapeutic for youngsters like Chel- sea, who cannot talk. She loves the horses. The facility is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with up to 30 riders each day, vice-president and trustee Colleen Masters says. These children, they don t have anything else. They do love the horses, they bond with them something fan- tastic. Plans for an extra opening day have been in the works for a while but more helpers are needed to add to the pool of 60 volunteers first, administrator Lizzie Brandon says. We have two to three-year perma- nent waiting lists. We re one of seven groups throughout Auckland. But the $10,000 grant is huge in helping the organisation get ahead because it s been struggling to raise funds, including raising the balance of $20,000 needed to complete the barn. Visit www.northshorerda.org or con- tact (09) 426-8110 or info@north shorerda.org if you would like to make a donation or become a volunteer.
North Shore Times 2nd November
November 5th 2010